I get a lot of strange look and lectures when I tell people I am going to be skydiving Mothers Day weekend. I know it seems a little odd to most why a mom would want to jump out of an airplane. Well, anyone for that. It is a little odd, I admit. Skydiving defies the odds. It is risky and it takes courage. I never would have though that I would be the type of person to want to do this sort of extreme sport. After attending the event last year, I was so bummed that I did not raise enough funds. It would have been so great to jump. My friends did it, it was so fun watching them suite up and load the planes. Seeing the look on each of their faces as they landed was exhilarating. I was jealous. The truth is that is wasn't the right time.
I am ready for Saturday. I have my back covered, I have my ground support and I have my husband there to cheer me on. I am ready for this. I am jumping because it is risky and exhilarating. I took a leap 9.5 years ago when I said "I Do". And I will leap this weekend, because "We Did". We held to our vows. We took a huge risk and God blessed it. We are stronger today than ever before. I am ready to leap for other women who feel as though they are alone in a miserable marriage. I am leaping because change can happen. Marriages can survive and become stronger. I will jump and hope that another mom will take a leap for her marriage and children just like I did.
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